Sounds like typical Sun Valley Idaho clucks! Trying to make every animal on God's green earth their pet and forgetting that nature can take care of itself. I really don't feel sorry for the land owner who can't even keep a turkey off of their car, gee, wish I had that problem during turkey season
2 nighs ago i was in my shop. I walked outside and 6 hens and a tom where getting ready to roost off of my driveway. They where about 40 yards away. I had my pickup between me and them. I sat there and watched the 6 hens fly into the trees for the night. I made a couple of sounds and the tom walks to about 20 yards away from me, turns and takes a shit. I didn't know whether to be pissed or impressed. This morning 25 yards from my kitchen table the tom is all spread out strutting. last week i watched a tom chaise a hen around another tom. All within 25 yards of my kitchen table. I will also say i border natl forest in north idaho and we where watching turkeys, whitetail and elk last night from our deck.
so yea without feeding them i can get that close and shoot. They live on my property. I have been thinking a .22 pistol to the head at 10 feet would be good. lol
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...